FEEL THE ENERGY
YOGA & QIGONG FOR ALL BODIES & MINDS
VITALITY & FOCUS
Elements of Tao Yin Qigong and Yoga combine to create a gentle breath focused yin & yang flow accessible for all bodies and experience levels. Although a basic knowledge of yoga is recommended, it is not necessary to participate in class as the movements are accessible for most beginners who possess a basic body awareness. We will be moving freely between yoga and qigong stretches and flows awakening stagnant energy, refreshing and revitalising the mind and body.
CALM & BALANCE
Qigong is the ultimate moving meditation. Go with the flow as you fine tune and guide your energy the Taoist way in this standing practice. We will explore traditional and more modern interpretations of Qigong sequences including a full body warm up followed by a flow of moving meditations targeting specific energy meridians. This class is appropriate for all bodies and minds, no experience is necessary and all movements can be modified to suit any body challenges.
AWARENESS & ACCEPTANCE
Cultivate conscious attention to sensations in your unique body while holding gentle supported poses creating strength and fluidity in the joints, bones and connective tissues. Yin Yoga is a Taoist based practice on the ancient meridian system found in Qigong. Using props such as pillows, bolsters, blocks, straps and whatever you might have in your space, we will support the body in about 6 different postures holding each for about 3-5 minutes to target stress in specific areas to encourage hydration of fascia, ligaments, joints, tendons and the strength of bone density. Highly recommended for anyone with lower back or hip challenges.
BREATHWORK & MEDITATION
NEUTRALIZE & ENERGIZE
Build resilience in the nervous system and restructure the neurons in your brain through simple breath exercises and meditations from Kundalini Yoga. This is a seated practice with a short stretching warm-up followed by a breathwork sequence and concluding with a meditation. This class is appropriate for anyone with a body who wants less stress and more focus in everyday life. Learn how to respond instead of react to life's challenges over time.
RELAX & REBOOT
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation to awaken our intuition and connection to the source. We start by gently moving the body, followed by a breathwork sequence and moving into a supported savasana or lying down position. While lying in savasana, you will be guided through a meditation that will restore, relax and reboot the nervous system. Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga are two forms of yoga that have been scientifically studied to help with weight loss, stress reduction and improve overall well-being. I like to call it a Yoga Nap and I do it everyday to help my brain assimilate information and release whatever stresses it doesn't need to hold on to anymore.